- Popular comedian Eddie Large has passed away at the age of 78
- The comedian's son Ryan McGinnis said his father died after contracting coronavirus
- McGinnis said his dad was suffering from heart failure and while he was at the hospital he contracted the virus
Scottish comedian Edward Hugh McGinnis, popularly known as Eddie Large, has passed away after contracting coronavirus. The comedian was said to have contracted the virus while he was in the hospital being treated for heart failure.
The sad news was announced by his son, Ryan McGinnis, on Facebook. The comedian's son said his father passed away at the early hours of Thursday, April 2.
According to him, his dad, who suffered heart failure, contracted COVID-19 while he was being treated in the hospital. He said his dad fought bravely for long before he passed.
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McGinnis added that he and his family were unable to visit their dad in the hospital before his passing due to the pandemic. He said they spoke to him every day.
The grieving son noted that his father would be missed and his family is proud of everything he achieved in his career while he was alive.
Eddie Large hosted the comedy show Little and Large with Syd Little. The two attracted a large crowd after they found fame by winning the talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1971.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that legendary jazz musician and teacher, Ellis Marsalis Jr also passed away due to the virus. The musician and teacher died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, as a result of complications from the coronavirus.
Marsalis’ son, Brandon, shared the sad news in a statement where he revealed that his father passed on peacefully after he was admitted to the hospital on Saturday. Further in the statement, Brandon also hailed his father as a good teacher and musician.
New Orleans mayor, LaToya Cantrell, acknowledged Marsalis’ death with a post on her Twitter page. Cantrell described him as a legend as she sent love and prayers to his family and loved ones.
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